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Love is just as important as nutritious food to raise a healthy child. Your gentle…


As soon as your child is born, start talking, singing and rhyming about anything and…


Playing is fun! It’s also how your child learns. During play, she’s trying out new…

Recent News

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You’re invited to the “Our Kids, Our Business” luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 1st!

Our Kids, Our Business 2016  What: Walla Walla’s eighth annual early learning awareness luncheon presented by the Walla Walla Valley Early Learning Coalition. Event Theme: “Putting the Pieces Together in Early Learning: System Building for Our Children, Our Future” Welcoming Special Guests:         Dr. Kathleen M. Murray, President, Whitman College      …

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We had such fun at the Friends Family Festival on Oct. 3rd!

        The ELC hosted an interactive Portable Early Learning Lab at the Friends Family Festival, downtown on October 3rd. We had activities for families to do with their young children and babies (birth to age five). We visited with families and distributed parenting education materials including Washington State’s Early Learning & Development Guidelines and Love Talk Play materials. Whitman student-volunteers…

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Coming Soon! The 2016 Kindergarten Readiness report.

In 2012 the Walla Walla Valley Early Learning Coalition (ELC) began an ambitious effort to assess the health of our community’s early learning system. This system includes parents, families, neighbors, early learning professionals, schools, city and county government, colleges, non-profits and others. Research shows that healthy early learning systems create high-quality early learning experiences and better outcomes for children and society. Research shows…

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